Self Catering in Cumbria - Ulverston
Areas: Furness Peninsula
Ulverston Travel and Heritage Information
Town Beck Cottage
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Pricing From: £375.00
This detached cottage is located in the market town of Ulverston and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Town Beck Cottage is a detached cottage located in the market town of Ulverston close to the Lake District National Park. The cottage can sleep six in three bedrooms comprising three doubles (one with en-suite shower room) and a separate family bathroom. The cottage also contains a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room.
To the outside is off road parking for one car and a patio area with garden furniture to the rear. Located in a lovely market town and yet just a short drive to the mountains and lakes, Town Beck Cottage is a superb cottage in the outstanding Lake District.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
A lovely comfortable, well equipped cottage in a central location.
ideal dog friendly and/or by public transport holiday
My friend and I met up at the cottage with our little dogs, as it is situated between Carlisle and Liverpool where we live and easy to get to by train.. The cottage is spacious and warm. it isn't in a particularily pretty position but only 7 minutes walk from the bus station and town. it has a gated yard, from the back door, so you don't have to use the front door, which does go straight on to a busy road. however, a smaller dog than my jack Russell would get out between the railings. The owner does not live far away and can give you a wealth of information on your arrival. The cottage info requests you do not allow dogs upstairs or on furniture.
There is a 'corner shop' in Devonshire Road three minutes walk away - open 8-8pm it is hidden behind a hedge half way along the road! we discovered it just as we were leaving! Otherwise Ulverston town has a Tescos and a Co-op. We did not find it too difficult to carry groceries back. There is another supermarket with a Cumberland Farmers pet shop next to it - Booths-but that is a bit too far by foot. The Stan Laurel pub is literally yards away and allows dogs in the dining room and does a lovely plate of fish and chips for a fiver on a Friday (your first night), eat 6-7pm, otherwise you will need to book.
There is a big vets practise 8 minutes walk away by the bus stops..If your dog was on a prescription diet and you didn't want to carry it on the train, they might order it in for you?
The rail station is that little bit too far with a case-we used a taxi 01229 582177. they are o.k. to transport dogs if they stay off the seats. It is downhill from the station to the cottage but beware - uphill going back, plus the away platform is over the other side with steep steps, though the station master will help with your case upon request.
We were very impressed with Ulverston - lots of coffee shops and independent shops, most dog friendly. and a twice weekly market selling fresh veg etc.
The bus services are great-I went to Conniston, Grange Over Sands (lovely promenade dog walk and cafe), Peil Island, Windermere by steam train and then a lake trip, all dog friendly. My friend went to Conishead Priory (weekday only buses) lovely grounds, beach walk and cafe with tables outside for you to sit with the dog.
There are also two good local walks - a community run park and fab cafe, Ford Park, about 15 minutes walk away. And a good canal walk which finishes at The Bay Horse Inn -dog friendly dining room and fabulous views over Cartmel sands, You can get a little bus back to Ulverston.
I have heart problems and can't walk more than about 2/3 miles on a good day. The cottage was a perfect base because of the great bus links, and you can avoid having to climb steep hills quite easily. the cottage also has a downstairs en suite bedroom (2 more with a bathroom upstairs)-so this was great for me, though the stairs are not steep.
There isn't an immediate dog walk, though our dogs had a little wee on some grass in the yard, and you can walk 'round the block' and find some more grass nearby. there is also a little by the bus stops (which are all together by the library). we managed perfectly well.
We were very impressed with the area, nice people, dog friendliness and just the sort of shops we like - I got all my Christmas presents! so if you are looking for a nice easy holiday with your dog, or have to travel by public transport-this would be ideal.
Really enjoyed our stay at Town Beck Cottage, the house surpassed our expectations.
We had a lovely stay at Town Beck Cottage. The owner was there to greet us and checked we'd had a nice stay at the end of our holiday. We honestly could not fault this cottage, it has everything you could possibly want from self catering accommodation.
The cottage was immaculate and the owner was very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely relaxing stay. The location was ideal with a short walk to the town of Ulverston. We would definitely recommend it.
Gas central heating
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Off road parking for 1 car
Patio with furniture
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops and pubs 1 min walk
Note: Cottage front door opens directly onto road, children and pets to be supervised
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